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Contact: Tom Parisi, NIU Office of Public Affairs
(815) 753-3635

March 13, 2009

NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
seeks nominations of outstanding alums

DeKalb, Ill. — Northern Illinois University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) is seeking 50 outstanding alumni to help celebrate the college’s golden anniversary.

The college turns 50 at the start of the 2009-2010 academic year. A series of events will be held throughout the year to acknowledge the milestone and focus on the important role the university's largest college plays in advancing NIU’s mission.

The kickoff event is scheduled for September, when 50 CLAS alumni will be recognized for their achievements.

“We want to honor alumni with outstanding accomplishments, either professionally or through involvement in civic, cultural or service activities,” says Christopher McCord, dean of the NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

“Ideally, alumni representing each department, division and center will be represented,” he adds. “We also hope to recognize graduates from each of the five decades of the college's history, so nominations of alumni of all ages and stages in life are welcome.”

Anyone can submit a nomination. See for the nomination form, which includes the criteria. All nomination materials must be received by Friday, March 27.

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